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Fruit Bats trailed, harrassed by cops
29 Jul 2004
Modified: 05:21:55 AM
Anarcho bike gang the fruit bats were followed for an hour tonight.
Between 12 AM and 1 AM, and from the corner of Boylston and Mass Ave to the FAR end of the Northeastern campus on Huntington, a squad car and two school buses, both FILLED with police, trailed our valiant biking friends. This included a side trip the wrong way down two one-way streets in a circle (where they used their car megaphones to hoot and holler like southern cowboys for a while). They finally stopped the bikers and claimed both that they were and were not being detained, as well as insisting (falsly) that it's a crime not to identify yourself to a police officer. The 17 police officers continued to harrass the five cyclists until a student passing by began to ask questions, at which point they let the bikers on their merry way.

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Re: Fruit Bats trailed, harrassed by cops
29 Jul 2004
u people are fruit cakes
Re: Fruit Bats trailed, harrassed by cops
29 Jul 2004
we rock.
Re: Fruit Bats trailed, harrassed by cops
29 Jul 2004
if by fruit cakes you mean gay, yep. We are totally gay.

We also got gay bashed twice on the way home.
Re: Fruit Bats trailed, harrassed by cops
29 Jul 2004
we rock.
Re: Fruit Bats trailed, harrassed by cops
29 Jul 2004
hey miquel people arent fruit cake, fruit cake is an abomination to human exsistance and not even the worst warpigs deserve it... ughh ... fruitcake


seriously though dont be a jackass eh?

This is a crazy story though, the officers act very much like fascists. This sounds like it was not done of any orders but rather out of some sort of drunken lust for power and a hatred for those who stand against the state.

This is of course speculation on my part , perhaps there was orders to follow five dangerous souls on bikes, i cant decide what would be more scary. The cops acting out a mentality of being against us , or following orders from the powers that be to chase us with so many cops as to be able to take us down five times over.

Swine will be swine, whether the spineless actions of an order taker or the hatred of a twisted individual.
Re: Fruit Bats trailed, harrassed by cops
29 Jul 2004
Let's hear it for that anonymous, courageous, question-asking student (as well as you AWESOME bikers)! It's important for the folks "on the sidelines" of events to keep an eye on things, take pics, and make sure that the pigs keep themselves in line!
Re: Fruit Bats trailed, harrassed by cops
29 Jul 2004
Pigs don't keep themselves in line... maybe in an ideal world -- but here it's up to you and me and everyone else to keep the pigs in line.
Re: Fruit Bats trailed, harrassed by cops
29 Jul 2004
This was the capping moment of an organized plan of harassment and intimidation. Officers had been stalking the convergence center for over an hour before midnight, including two vans and a patrol car (must've been the same guys!).

The intent is to suppress or provoke - don't let them do either! Stay centered.
Re: Fruit Bats trailed, harrassed by cops
29 Jul 2004
They did that at the Sacramento convergence center last year at the WTO conference. The police had argued for overtime and staff to police 15,000 protesters, but there were really about 3,000, which was impressive enough, but left the police without a lot to do. There were all these platoons of about 15 bikecops with heavy surreal body armor, and they would snake around the neighborhoods looking for people wearing black, and they illegally would force them to walk 1 mile out of downtown and even used stun guns on a few occasions. My group wore plaid luckily, so we could go whever we wanted.
The bike patrols kept standing across the street from the convergence center staring.